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John Allen BensonJohn Allen Benson, 48, of Yankton, South Dakota, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 peacefully at his home, surrounded by family and friends, after a hard fought battle with cancer.
John was born on April 21, 1969 to Erling and Mary Anderson in Yankton, South. He grew up in Yankton and attended Yankton Public Schools. He worked various manufacturing jobs throughout his life until eventually starting his own carpentry business. He really had a natural knack for building things and took so much pride in what he loved.
John is survived by the love of his life and caretaker, Carmen Bodden of Yankton; his 3 children: Raychel Schurman of Crofton, NE, Caylor Benson of Sioux Falls, SD, and Makayla Travnicek of Sioux Falls, SD; brothers: Michael (Jen) Anderson of Norfolk, NE, Philip (Angel) Benson, Aaron (Sara) Anderson, Daniel (Bridget) Benson all of Yankton SD; and many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.
RIP Johnny...It makes my heart sad to hear you were sick and fought such a hard battle. I am glad you had so many great people by your side. You were an amazing friend back in the day, I will forever treasure the many wonderful memories, endless nights and hours of laughing! Fly high Johnny, we will all meet again someday!
Jenni Glandt (Hjermstad) Mar 26 2018 3:11 AM
My deepest condolences to Johnnys family at this difficult time. He will be greatly missed! He was a great friend, always smiling and great sense of humor. Rest In Peace Johnny!
Cari Zediker Mar 24 2018 7:39 PM
Thinking of you all, Many prayers
Harvey, Amy and Samantha Hackett Mar 23 2018 9:13 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy from Gene and Pat Novak.
Pat and Gene Novak Mar 22 2018 2:36 PM
Sympathies to the Benson family. Praying for you in this difficult time.
Tim and Melody Haas Mar 22 2018 2:14 PM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends .
Jeff and Lori Novak Mar 22 2018 2:07 PM
Our heartfelt condolences.
Troy and Heidi Coulson Mar 21 2018 2:51 PM
May you rest in peace Johnny. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sara (Farley) Dahlberg Mar 21 2018 2:36 PM
The first time we met Johnny was at our daughter's first home. Friends were helping her with renovations, and Johnny came in with food he had cooked. What a welcome site, and the food was delicious! At that time, we had no idea he would become part of the family in a few short years. We appreciated the fact that Johnny enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, and he always wanted to help others.
Lonnie and Donna Waldrup Mar 21 2018 3:28 AM
Our deepest sympathy to Carmen and the families.
Cindy and Brad Sage Mar 20 2018 8:25 PM